MR Damper Identification using ANN based on 1-Sensor - A Tool for Semiactive Suspension Control Compliance

Juan C. Tudón-Martínez, Ruben Morales-Menendez, Ricardo A. Ramirez-Mendoza, Luis E. Garza-Castañón


A model for a Magneto-Rheological (MR) damper based on Artifical Neural Networks (ANN) is proposed. The ANN model does not require regressors in the input and output vector, i.e. is considered static. Only one sensor is used to achieve a reliable MR damper model which is compared with experimental data provided from two MR dampers with different properties. The RMS of the error is used to measure the model accuracy; from both MR dampers, an average value of 7.1% of total error in the force signal is obtained by taking into account 5 different experiments. The ANN model, which represents the nonlinear behavior of an MR damper, is used in a suspension control system of a Quarter of Vehicle (QoV) in order to evaluate the comfort of passengers maintaining the road holding. A control technique with the MR damper model is compared with a passive suspension system. Simulation results show the effectiveness of a semiactive suspension versus the passive one. The RMS of the comfort signal improves 7.4% with the MR damper while the road holding gain in the frequency response shows that the safety in the vehicle can be increased until 40.4% with the semiactive suspension system. The accurate MR damper model validates a realistic QoV response compliance.


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C. Tudón-Martínez J., Morales-Menendez R., A. Ramirez-Mendoza R. and E. Garza-Castañón L. (2012). MR Damper Identification using ANN based on 1-Sensor - A Tool for Semiactive Suspension Control Compliance . In Proceedings of the 4th International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence - Volume 1: NCTA, (IJCCI 2012) ISBN 978-989-8565-33-4, pages 493-502. DOI: 10.5220/0004159004930502

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author={Juan C. Tudón-Martínez and Ruben Morales-Menendez and Ricardo A. Ramirez-Mendoza and Luis E. Garza-Castañón},
title={MR Damper Identification using ANN based on 1-Sensor - A Tool for Semiactive Suspension Control Compliance},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence - Volume 1: NCTA, (IJCCI 2012)},

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JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence - Volume 1: NCTA, (IJCCI 2012)
TI - MR Damper Identification using ANN based on 1-Sensor - A Tool for Semiactive Suspension Control Compliance
SN - 978-989-8565-33-4
AU - C. Tudón-Martínez J.
AU - Morales-Menendez R.
AU - A. Ramirez-Mendoza R.
AU - E. Garza-Castañón L.
PY - 2012
SP - 493
EP - 502
DO - 10.5220/0004159004930502